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RMSC 4th Grade Field Trip

Add to Your Calendar: 02/04/2020 09:30 02/04/2020 13:25 America/New_York RMSC 4th Grade Field Trip RMSC 4th Grade Field Trip Roper Mountain Science Center Upstate Homeschool Co-op lerwin@upstatecoop.org false MM/DD/YYYY aUinrLWZczwYavqgBmQP30959

Date – Time

February 4, 2020 – 9:30 AM - 1:25 PM


Roper Mountain Science Center
402 Roper Mountain Road
Greenville, SC 29615 US

Additional Information

It is time to register for RMSC’s 4th grade field trip - Universe in a Day!


Please see below for the description of the classes, which are FREE to us. There is no student minimum for this event, but we will need at least 1-2 chaperones. You may sign up to chaperone using the same link to register your child. Please pass the word on to any other 4th grade homeschoolers outside of UHC. According to RMSC, the student DOES need to be in the 4th grade, so I request that anyone who would like to chaperone please make other plans for siblings. 




Tueday, February 4, 9:30-1:25


Universe In A Day

Using the Planetarium and unique resources, students will cover 4th Grade astronomy performance indicators. Lunch will be scheduled as part of your visit.


Live Lesson by the Astronomer

The astronomer will use the unique, full-dome planetarium to illustrate specific and challenging 4th grade space science concepts including:

• Earth: axis, tilt, rotation, day and night, orbital revolution and seasonal pattern

• Moon: location, movement, phases and tidal effect on oceans

• Sun: properties, apparent path in the sky and effects on Earth.

Science Standards: 4.E.3A.1; 4.E.3A.2.; 4.E.3B.1; 4.E.3B.2


And: “Earth, Moon & Sun” Planetarium Show

This exciting show, inspired by American Indian oral traditions, will help students learn concepts about the Earth-Moon-Sun system. Learn the basics of solar energy and why the sun rises and sets. Examine the moon’s orbit, craters, phases and eclipses. You’ll even take a look at past and future space travel to our moon... and beyond! Science Standards: 4.E.3A.1; 4.E.3A.2.; 4.E.3B.4


Then Your Group Rotates through Four Labs: Universe In A Day Labs:

Phases of the Moon Universe Classroom — 30 Minutes

Using moon box models students will manipulate the position of the moon in its orbit around the Earth. They will use this data to describe the Moon Phase Cycle. Science Standards: 4.E.3B.1.; S.1.A.2


Seasons Astronomy Classroom — 30 Minutes

Students will utilize Sun, Earth and moon models (Orrery) to explore the relationship between seasonal changes and the tilt, revolution and angle of sunlight on the Earth. Science Standards: 4.E.3B.4; S.1.A.6


Shadows of the Sun STEM Lab — 30 Minutes

Students will use Earth and shadow models to explain why the Sun appears to move across the sky throughout the day. Science Standards: 4.E.3B.3; S.1.A.6


Observatory & Telescope Observatory — 30 Minutes

Using small telescopes, students will observe objects to understand the significance of these tools in the study of outer space. They will construct reasons to support the claim that telescopes aid in exploration. The center’s historic telescope, one of the nation’s largest, will be the backdrop for the lesson.

Science Standards: 4.E.3A.3.; S.1.A.6


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